June 7, 2024 at 2:15 p.m.

Looking Back - Do you remember when...



  Information for 100, 75, 50 and 25  year news briefs was researched and gathered by Renee Geving and Cec McKeig from Cass County newspaper archives at the Cass County Historical Society.    

100 Years Ago

June 12, 1924

  Margaret Culhane expects to plat the shore at the portage between Long Lake and Kego Lake, making frontage on both sides.

   Twelve children who have been away at the Tomah Indian Training School are home for a summer vacation.

   Mrs. Emma Bonga, sometimes known as Grandma Warren, is reputed to be the oldest woman living at present at Onigum.

75 Years Ago

June 10, 1949

   Nellie Olson started working at the Bena Hotel on Saturday. She helped out at Cabin Camp during the busy season.

   The Alec Wakes went fishing on Leech Lake and reported that the fishing was good.

   Two Salutatorians, Lois Woock and Lynda Poland and Valedictorian Pearl Forest delivered speeches at the Hackensack commencement exercises.

50 Years Ago

June 13, 1974

   MM3 Steven Hoopman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hoopman, was selected as April Sailor of the Month.

   Ole Hagen married Maret Broughton in Norway in 1901. He and Maret came to Walker in 1901 where he lived out his life. He was a farmer, lumberman, and laborer.

   Kristine Mattila received a Bachelor of Science degree from Moorhead State College.

 25 Years Ago

June 15, 1999 

   Tracie Knapp, Northland High School’s Valedictorian, announced her intention to attend Luther College at Decorah, Iowa and major in mathematics.

   Tiffany Wagenbach, daughter of Ernie Wagenbach, has been awarded a $4,000 President’s Scholarship by the College of Saint Benedict.

   Cindy Sellers of Federal Dam and Ron Wilson of Grand Rapids and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Warweg of Cannon Falls announce the coming marriage of Ronald Wilson and Hannah Warweg on August 7th.



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